EMERGENCY TRAVEL RESOURCES
ARE YOU A RUNAWAY?

The National Runaway Hotline operates a "Home Free" program  in 
conjunction with Greyhound Bus Line that will reunite you with your 
family. They offer other services as well to runaways that's worth check-
ing out including a message service. United Airlines is also the official 
airline of this organization.

Since 1995, the Home Free program has helped over 16,000 families by 
providing free bus tickets. To get a free ticket home, a person must be 
between the ages of 12 and 21, must call the NRS helpline (1-800-
RUNAWAY). They also must be named on a runaway report and be willing 
to return to their family. The family or guardian also needs to agree to receive 
them at home. If the individual hoping to return home is under the age of 15, 
Home Free also provides a free ticket for the child's parent or guardian. 
A person can only get a ticket home through the program twice!

(Look under "RUNAWAY RESOURCES" webpage as well for other resources!)


VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES SPECIAL RESOURCES:

THE HERO MILES PROGRAM 
Fisher House™ Foundation, Inc.
12300 Twinbrook Pkwy.  Suite 410
Rockville, MD  20852
Phone: 888-294-8560
Website: https://fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles
The Hero Miles Program provides round-trip airline tickets 
to wounded, injured, and ill service members and/or their families 
who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; 
or who are attending an authorized event. Flights are made possible 
through frequent flyer mile donations made by individual airline pass-
engers. Fisher House Foundation administers the Hero Miles program 
in partnership with the Department of Defense
Two categories of eligible recipients:
1.  Wounded, injured, and ill service members on approved leave may 
     be given a round trip airline ticket for a trip from the medical center 
     to their home or to attend an authorized event, if they are not eligible 
     for government funded airfare. 
2.  Wounded, injured, and ill service members may be given a round 
     trip airline ticket to enable their family or close friends visit them 
     while they are undergoing treatment at an authorized medical center.

Veterans Airlift Command
5775 Wayzata Blvd.  Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
Phone: 952-582-2911
Email: info@veteransairlift.org 
Website: https://www.veteransairlift.org/VACHelp.html
The VAC provides free air transportation to post-9/11 combat 
wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate 
purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners 
and pilots. 

AIR CARE ALLILANCE
Email: info@aircarealliance.org
Website: https://www.aircarealliance.org/about-aca/contact-us
Using their own time and general aviation aircraft, pilot volunteers 
from the many public benefit flying organizations help hundreds of 
people each month.They and many other non-flying volunteers work
to transport patients in need to facilities where they are able to receive 
medical attention they might otherwise have to do without. Many groups 
also play a significant role providing disaster and emergency relief, serving 
our veterans, flying for environmental support, transporting animals, taking 
youth on educational flights, or performing other community service missions.


Please see VETERAN RESOURCES & VETERAN FINANCIAL RESOURCES 
on this website for more resources & help! Click on the highlighted links! 


OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS:

MIRACLE FLIGHTS 
5740 S Eastern Ave. Suite 240
Las Vegas, NV  89119
Phone: 800-359-1711  OR  702-261-0494
Email: flightspecialist@miracleflights.org
Website: https://miracleflights.org
Today, we're the Nation's leading medical flight charity and one 
of the only national non-profits headquartered in Las Vegas. We 
arrange more than 600 flights every month to medical facilities 
across the country. Most of those we serve will require numerous 
flights over the course of their lifetime; some have already been 
flying with us for more than a decade. 

Mercy Medical Angels 
4620 Haygood   Suite 1
Virginia Beach, VA  23455
Phone: 757-318-9174
Website: https://mercymedical.org
Welcome to Mercy Medical Angels where removing the barrier
to medical care is our mission. We provide transportation on the 
ground and in the air to clinical care for those in need.Since 1972 
Mercy Medical Angels has led the nation with charitable transpor-
tation to medical care. Today more than 17,000 free trips to medical 
care are provided each year, ensuring that no one in need is denied 
medical care because they don’t have transportation

Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY  10604-1215
Phone: 914-328-1313  
Email:  Info@CorpAngelNetwork.org
Website: http://corpangelnetwork.org/#/home
Eligibility
At Corporate Angel Network, our mission is to arrange 
free travel on private planes for cancer patients, bone 
marrow donors and recipients and stem cell donors 
and recipients. 
If you are a patient or a donor, we ask that you meet 
the following criteria: 
• You are a cancer patient, a bone marrow donor or recipient, 
   or a stem cell donor or recipient.
• You will be traveling to a treatment, consultation, or check-up.
• You will be traveling to recognized treatment centers as listed 
   with the  National Cancer Institute or the American College of 
   Surgeons.
• You are mobile and able to walk up the steps of a corporate 
   aircraft without assistance.
• You do not require oxygen, IV medication, or medical assistance 
   while onboard the plane.
Can a spouse or friend fly?
If a second seat is available, a patient may bring one adult companion, 
and children under the age of 21 may bring two adults. Corporate par-
ticipants are accustomed to receiving requests for at least two seats, 
but if the patient is a child, Corporate Angel Network can inquire about 
the availability of three seats. 

AIR CARE ALLILANCE
Email: info@aircarealliance.org
Website: https://www.aircarealliance.org/about-aca/contact-us
Using their own time and general aviation aircraft, pilot volunteers 
from the many public benefit flying organizations help hundreds of 
people each month.They and many other non-flying volunteers work 
to transport patients in need to facilities where they are able to receive 
medical attention they might otherwise have to do without. Many groups 
also play a significant role providing disaster and emergency relief, serving 
our veterans, flying for environmental support, transporting animals, taking 
youth on educational flights, or performing other community service missions.

Air Charity Network 
Phone: 877-621-7177
Website: http://aircharitynetwork.org/home/passengers/qualifications
Requirements
All adult passengers must be ambulatory. Most of our pilot’s planes 
are 4 or 6 seat, non-pressurized general aviation aircraft. Getting in 
and out of one may be compared to getting in and out of the back 
seat of a small car. Therefore, all passengers must be able to sit 
upright for the duration of the flight and wear a seat belt.
Compelling Reason
There may also be some reason why private aircraft is the only option 
over commercial transportation. For example, if an individual lives in 
a rural area without easy access to commercial transportation, or a 
person is highly susceptible to infection and cannot be exposed to 
crowds, or if someone cannot afford commercial transportation.
&
While there is no formula for screening passengers, we must still determine, 
at our discretion, whether there is a demonstrated financial reason that con-
ventional transportation cannot be used.You will be required to provide infor-
mation regarding your financial situation, including your income. We must also 
be able to verify with a third party, such as a social worker or doctor, that there 
is truly a need for our services.
Medical Condition
Passengers must be medically stable, ambulatory, and be able to sit up in 
an airplane seat for the duration of the flight. Our pilots are not medically 
trained. We are not an air ambulance service, nor do we provide medical 
assistance during our flights. Medical Release Passengers will be required 
to provide a medical release signed by their local physician indicating the 
passenger has a satisfactory medical condition to take the flight. We will 
fax the release from our office to your local physician.

Allyson Whitney Foundation
PO Box 586
Rock Hill, NY 12775
Email: info@allysonwhitney.org
Website: https://www.allysonwhitney.org
“Life Interrupted Grants™” are provided by the Allyson Whitney 
Foundation to U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 36 years 
of age, who are currently undergoing treatment or recently finished 
protocol. Grants help cover unanticipated expenses including rent, 
transportation, hotels, rent, medical expenses, fertility options, in-
tegrative therapies, and wigs. Check out eligibility requirements under 
GRANT INFO.

Angel Flight, Inc.
12345 E. Skelly Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74128
Phone: 918-749-8992
Email: angel@angelflight.com
Website: www.angelflight.com
In order to use Angel Flight the patient must meet these requirements.
1.   Patients must be ambulatory and able to travel in a small, non-
      pressurized aircraft, without access to lavatory facilities, for the 
      duration of the flight
2.   Must have a personally signed letter from the physician
3.   Alternate air transportation is not affordable or feasible
4.   Must have a legitimate medical need to avoid lengthy surface 
      transportation
5.   Qualified personnel must accompany a patient requiring 
      attention or assistance
6.  Typically, patients are allowed to be accompanied by one family 
      member or support person
7.   Must have ground transportation to and from the airport
8.   Must sign a waiver form releasing Angel Flight, Inc. and 
      volunteer pilots from liability
9.   Angel Flight aircraft are not equipped for medical emergencies 
      and Angel Flight volunteers are not able to provide any medical 
      service before, during, or after the flight
10. All equipment and medical staff required must be provided 
      with doctors approval. Patients may carry their own oxygen.
11. Passengers should be aware that baggage in excess of 50 pounds 
      total may not be accommodated
12. Under most circumstances, in order to find an available pilot, 
       the flight must be scheduled at least five working days in advance
13.  Flights may be canceled due to weather
14.  Patient should have back-up transportation 
15.  Pilot is the final authority as to the conduct of each flight

Wings of Mercy Inc.
100 South Pine   Suite #393
Zeeland, MI  49423
Phone: 616-396-1077
Website: https://wingsofmercy.org
If you have a medical need for long-distance transportation 
to receive treatment but cannot afford to travel, we can help. 
We understand the financial burden associated with serious 
illness, especially when it causes a loss of income. Even 
though health insurance may cover the cost of treatment, it 
rarely covers transportation to a distant medical center.
&
That’s where we come in. Wings of Mercy bridges this gap, 
providing free air transportation to qualified patients. Our 
FAA-certified pilots are dedicated to getting you where you
need to go, east of the Rocky Mountains. Approved patients 
involved in clinical trials or multiple appointments can contact 
us for a flight referral any time of year; we just need to verify 
your eligibility annually.

Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund
1319-51st 
Brooklyn NY 11219
Phone: 718-GET-WELL (438-9355)
Website: http://www.zsrf.org/services.php
Helps with a wide variety of needs including rent & utilities, 
wigs, retreats, transportation, summer camps, plane tickets,
etc. for those with cancer.
















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